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Beyond Meat Launches Popcorn Chicken and Nuggets into 5,000 Kroger and Walmart Stores

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) announces the addition of Beyond Nuggets and Popcorn Chicken to its plant-based chicken portfolio. Rolling out at 5,000 Kroger and Walmart stores, as well as select Albertsons and Ahold markets, the new products build on the recent launch of the company’s first steak product, Beyond Steak.  Made from a blend of pea and faba bean protein, the Nuggets and Popcorn Chicken contain 50% less fat than traditional chicken nuggets with 14 g of protein and no cholesterol. Both products are also made without added soy, GMOs, hormones or antibiotics. The pre-cooked Nuggets offer a “lunchbox-friendly” option for parents that can be prepared in the air fryer in under five minutes, while the Popcorn Chicken similarly can cook directly from frozen for …




VFC Announces “More Meat-Like” Recipe, New SKUs, and First Product For Kids

UK vegan chick*n / food activism brand VFC announces a new, “more meat-like” recipe, new Chick*n Tenders and Spicy Fillets, and its very first product for children, which rolled out into Sainsbury’s 6th Nov. The new core recipe — offering a crispier, crunchier southern-fried cornflake coating, higher protein and less salt — will be applied to the full VFC range, which will now include Original Recipe Crispy Chick*n Tenders and Spicy Fillets. VFC states that its proprietary cutting-edge extrusion technology successfully mimics the juiciness, texture and flavour of animal chicken. Concurrently, VFC announces it will see brand coverage increase tenfold throughout 2023, with new listings in Ocado and increased distribution across Sainsbury’s, surpassing 3,200 distribution points in total. The products, recently voted Best New Vegan …


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Skinny Butcher Debuts Crazy Crispy Chick’n Line at H-E-B Stores Throughout Texas

Plant-based poultry brand Skinny Butcher announces it best-selling chicken alternatives are now available at H-E-B supermarkets across Texas. The latest rollout continues strong retail growth for the brand, which launched in US Walmart stores nationwide last May.  H-E-B shoppers can now find Skinny Butcher tenders, nuggets and breasts in their local stores’ frozen aisle. The grocer is also offering $1 off Skinny Butcher items from Nov. 12-16 and then again from Jan. 4-17. Made from pea protein, vegetable fibers, and a proprietary spice blend, Skinny Butcher’s plant-based chicken features extra-crispy double breading and a tender inside. Its soy- and palm oil-free product line includes Crazy Crispy Chick’n Breasts, Tenders, Nuggets and Patties. Popular nuggets Last spring, Skinny Butcher partnered with Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things” …



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Meati to Debut First Mycelium-Based Carne Asada Steak

Meati Foods, a company making alternative chicken and steak from mushroom root, announces it will soon launch its first marinated steak product, Meati Carne Asada.  Debuting Nov. 10th, the Carne Asada is Meati’s fourth product made from mycelium, following its Classic Cutlet, Crispy Cutlet and Classic Steak offerings. With a texture similar to the best-selling Classic Steak, Meati’s Carne Asada features a whole-cut filet pre-seasoned with cumin, paprika and other spices.  Nutrient-dense The ready-to-cook product is prepared in the same way as conventional carne asada, with each 4 oz. serving providing a nutrient-dense source of complete protein, along with fiber, amino acids, iron and zinc.  The Carne Asada will be available to purchase via Meati’s website in two releases on Nov. 10th and Dec. 8th, …


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Eatplanted Secures Listings at 50 Holland & Barrett Stores in the UK

Eatplanted, the Swiss plant-based meat producer, has secured a listing with multinational health food chain Holland & Barrett. Two of the brand’s SKUs will be available at 50 stores across the UK. Eatplanted’s UK Country Manager, Matt Done, said: “We’re pleased to be able to expand our range of listings and are delighted to feature in Holland & Barrett. Holland & Barrett’s health and wellbeing ethos align perfectly with our ambitions to create delicious sustainable products that taste great and protect our planet, so it felt like a great fit to be listed in their stores.” Sustainable meat analogs Eatplanted produces meat alternatives using pea, oat, and sunflower proteins. The company claims to pioneer a novel bio-structuring approach, combining proteins and biotechnology to develop sustainable …


Aldi vegan Christmas range

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Aldi UK Launches Vegan Christmas Range Including Roast & Cheese Selection

Aldi UK has revealed its vegan Christmas range for 2022, featuring the most popular products from previous years and a selection of new ones. Mains will include: No Turkey Roast — a soy-based joint with chestnut and cranberry stuffing, topped with plant-based bacon. No Beef Wellington — a soy mixture covered in creamy mushroom paste and encased in puff pastry. Nut Roast — Walnuts and roasted vegetables with cranberry sauce and plant-based Camembert. Vegan Festive Wreath — a dish consisting of butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, and chestnuts, topped with a cranberry glaze, orange slices, and rosemary. Sides and snacks The mains can be accompanied by Aldi’s No Pigs in Blankets, vegan stuffing balls, and plant-based gravy. The chain has also introduced a new range of …


Miyoko's Oat Milk Butter

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Miyoko’s Launches Cultured Oat Milk Butter into US Walmart Stores Nationwide

Plant-based dairy brand Miyoko’s Creamery announces it has launched its Organic Cultured Oat Milk Butter into US Walmart stores nationwide.  Described as the “world’s finest” cultured oat butter, the product is made from sunflower oil, whole-grain oat milk and coconut oil. According to the brand, the 12 oz. butter offers a convenient and allergen-friendly spread, with no gluten, lactose, soy, cashews or palm oil. The butter is also USDA Certified Organic and made without artificial colors or preservatives.  2022 has been an eventful year for Miyoko’s,  which is currently wrapping up a multi-state food truck tour it launched last month to showcase its range of artisanal cheeses and butter.  New products This spring, the brand debuted its groundbreaking Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella at regional Whole …


Armored Fresh Dairy-Free Cheese

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Armored Fresh Debuts Innovative Almond Milk Cheese on US Market

Armored Fresh, a US subsidiary of Korean food and beverage leader Yangyoo, announces the launch of its breakthrough plant-based cheese in over 100 markets in New York City, with an upcoming expansion to New Jersey. The products will also be available nationwide in late November via the brand’s website. Armored Fresh, which raised $23M in Pre-Series B funding in June, will debut three varieties of cubed cheese (Cheddar, Plain, Blueberry) through retail distribution with Key Foods, Met Fresh, C Town, City Acres, and associated stores throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Made from almond milk and plant-based lactic acid, Armored’s cheese is created using innovative techniques that replicate the process of making dairy cheese. This process gives its cheese a soft texture and characteristic, fragrant flavor that …


Current Foods Vegan Tuna

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Current Foods Launches Plant-Based Smoked Salmon and Tuna Poke at Berkeley Bowl

Plant-based seafood brand Current Foods announces it has launched its Smoked Salmon and Tuna Poke into Berkeley Bowl market in the San Francisco Bay Area. The debut marks Current’s first retail location, with more stores expected to be added soon.  Described as sushi-grade and “shockingly real”, the Smoked Salmon slices are made from ingredients like peas, algae, potato and bamboo. The slices provide a rich source of iron, B12 and protein, while being free from mercury and microplastics. Current debuted the Smoked Salmon last month at Expo East, and revealed it would be launching at several additional retail partners, including Showfields, Fairway Market and Gourmet Garage in NYC.  Current’s pre-marinated, ready-to-eat Tuna Poke Cubes feature ingredients such as algae, peas, tomato and radish, with a …


Beyond Moo Kids Oatgurt

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Canada’s Beyond Moo Debuts Single-Serve Oatgurt for Kids

Eat & Beyond Global Holdings Inc., an investment issuer focused on alternative protein, announces Canadian portfolio company Beyond Moo is expanding its product line with a single-serve oatgurt beverage for kids.  Made from 100% Canadian oats, the new oatgurt is a dairy-free, gluten-free yogurt drink that is low in sugar and provides healthy probiotics, calcium and vitamins. Available in cherry and vanilla flavors, the kid’s oatgurt comes packaged in a portable on-the-go format. Beyond Moo sells a full range of non-dairy yogurt, kefir, cream cheese-style spreads and butter. All of its products are made without dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives or artificial flavors.  Drinkable format “The drinkable format means that it’s easy to toss into kids’ lunchboxes or take on the go,” said Yulia Weber, …


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Kraft Heinz and NotCo Reveal First Joint Products: Animal-Free Cheese and Mayo

Kraft Heinz Co. and food tech startup NotCo reveal the first products of their innovative partnership will be animal-free cheese slices and mayonnaise. Beginning in November, Not Cheese will be tested in 30 Cleveland, OH stores, with a national rollout planned for later next year. The two companies’ new mayo is also expected to launch in early 2023, reports Bloomberg.  Kraft Heinz and NotCo joined forces to create The Kraft Heinz Not Company in February to accelerate the development of affordable plant-based foods. Combining Kraft’s iconic brands with NotCo’s AI-driven technology, Kraft stated the venture would develop premium, co-branded products with an “unprecedented” focus on speed, quality and scale.  Cheese singles The newly unveiled products include dairy-free Not Cheese, which recreates Kraft’s classic Singles slices in …


Perfect Chick'n Products

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Dr. Praeger’s Expands ‘Perfect’ Line With 3 New Plant-Based Chick’n Products

Natural foods brand Dr. Praeger’s announces it is expanding its Perfect range with three new chicken alternatives, including Perfect Chick’n Tenders, General Tso’s Chick’n, and Nashville Hot Chick’n.  According to Dr. Praeger’s, the new products provide high-quality taste and nutrition with up to 17 grams of non-GMO protein per serving. The range includes:  Perfect Chick’n Tenders – Crispy tenders that cook within minutes and can be enjoyed with dip or in a bowl, wrap or salad. General Tso’s Chicken – Featuring a sweet and zesty flavor with a General Tso’s sauce packet. Nashville Hot Chick’n – Spicy and tangy chick’n morsels than can be served in a bowl or bun. Continued growth Dr. Prager’s Perfect Chick’n Nuggets and General Tso’s Chick’n were reportedly chosen as …


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OMNI Launching Plant-Based Luncheon, Crab Cakes and More at 1,000+ US Walmart Stores

Asian food startup OMNI announces that four of its plant-based products will soon launch at a third of US Walmart stores and online. The OMNI Potsticker and Luncheon will be available at 1,900 Walmart locations, while 1,300 stores will soon stock OMNI’s Spring Roll and Crab-Style Cakes. Made with nutritious and sustainable ingredients, OMNI’s line features its signature non-GMO protein and includes:  OMNI Luncheon A popular, first-of-its-kind alternative to canned pork, which can be enjoyed with ramen, musubi, bagels or sandwiches. Compared to conventional luncheon meat, OMNI Luncheon has less fat, sodium and cholesterol while being free from preservatives and nitrates.  Crab-Style Cake  The Crab-Style Cake is crafted from a proprietary blend of non-GMO soy and rice protein, with a sweet and savory flavor that …


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4 Quick Ways to Increase Plant-Based Sales Without Increasing Shelf Space

It’s a no-brainer that consumers are becoming increasingly interested in plant-based food and beverages, with the global market now estimated to be worth a staggering $44.2 billion worldwide. Multiple channels of revenue are responsible for this, but certainly, supermarkets and online retailers are playing a massive part. Not all consumers are on board yet though, with barriers still existing that hinder prospective meat-free purchasers. So, what are some of these barriers, can we eliminate them, and ultimately, how can we increase the purchases of plant-based products in retail settings, in-store and online? ProVeg International recently published a report that explores four different techniques retailers can utilise to increase their plant-based sales, without increasing shelf space. Product placement Among these pieces of advice is promoting plant-based …


spanish quevana's cashew vegan aged cheeses

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Quevana: Spanish Producer of Fermented Cashew Cheese Enjoys Dutch Retail Success

Quevana, previously Vegetaleso, is a young food startup based in Segovia, Spain, founded by Alejandro de Quevana in 2020. At 18, driven by his vegan diet and with no previous experience in the food sector, Quevana started making vegan cheese.  Only after a few years in business, Quevana’s vegan cashew cheese retails in 150 of the 600 Dutch Jumbo supermarket chain shops and at specialised shops in countries such as Qatar and Bahrain. Inspiration from Thailand In an interview, the young entrepreneur told EFE:agro that his inspiration came after visiting Thailand, where he tasted a dish that used nuts to replace cheese. He also noticed that most of the vegan cheeses in Thailand were for sale in other markets, including the Netherlands. Quevana started making …